SAN FRANCISCO--In a last-ditch effort to save any face (or money) in this trial, Oracle is rolling the dice on obtaining damages from Google -- even going so far as to ignore advice from the judge.
Judge William Alsup warned yesterday that the most Oracle would probably be able to claim on copyright infringement would be $150,000 in statutory damages.
However, attorney Michael Jacobs, from Morrison and Foerster, informed the judge that Oracle is not electing statutory damages on copyright claims.
Instead, Oracle is going with an infringer's profit case. Although Alsup previously lambasted that idea, he changed … Read more